Whether you love it or dread it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! If you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one, then check out the following inspiration from some ethical brands that we know and love! This is the perfect place to look if you’re searching for something creative and original, and all these products come with the added benefit of being kind to people and the planet.
Lit Candles UK
This Manchester-based candle maker produces high quality soy-wax candles for you to enjoy all year round. Their seasonally inspired scents are brought to life through a range of berries, fruit, musks and florals to create sumptuous aromas and beautiful ambience, perfect for creating that special atmosphere!
Established in 2018, From Belo are an ethical and sustainable designer handbags and accessories brand. Creating beautiful, innovative, multi-functional and convertible handbags for women for a modern-day lifestyle from recycled materials. As well as handbags, they’ve got a range of beautiful gift accessories For Him and For Her that make the perfect thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.
Otiumberg jewellery is elegant, everyday essentials for women to wear with love. Carefully chosen and timeless in style, each piece is the result of years of research, thought, and experience. The collection is tied to your life, rather than trends. They create modern classics in ethically-sourced, long-lasting materials. Jewellery designed to be worn all day, every day, at prices that allow you to indulge. All pieces also come beautifully packaged in planet friendly and sustainable packaging.
Happy Larder Co.
Happy Larder Co. have worked with one of the UK's best tea tasters for over a year to create a range of ethically and sustainably sourced teas that not only taste great but also have the greatest impact - from the women who pick their teas, to those whose lives they help rebuild, and the environment. All their loose lead teas and herbal infusions are ethically picked from plantations growing the finest teas and botanicals.
Our Gorongosa Coffee
Our Gorongosa Coffee was established in 2019 to support sustainable development in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Each of their coffee blends includes Gorongosa Green, grown by local farmers in the heart of Gorongosa National Park. Specialty coffee roasters have combined it with other sustainably sourced Arabica beans to craft their unique and flavourful blends. And as well as making delicious coffee, Our Gorongosa Coffee donate 100% of the profits from every bag of coffee to support people, wildlife and the planet in the Gorongosa National Park.
Divine Treasures Chocolates
Divine Treasures Chocolates are sourced from organic, socially-responsible cacao, and are crafted in gourmet European fashion with their own perfected recipes. Creamy, crunchy, gooey and even spicy – there is a delicious surprise for every palette! All their chocolates are gluten free, vegan, non-dairy and perfectly sweetened with unrefined sweeteners.
Since it's launch in 2017, Fferal's timeless pieces have become loved for their comfort and style. They are well-designed, long-lasting and intentionally gender neutral, so you can hand-me-down, recycle and up-cycle to your heart’s content - and to Mother Nature’s delight! Check out their permanent collection in organic cotton for a super-soft gift that may just well become a favourite item of clothing!
HURR Rental gift card
A HURR Gift card is the perfect present for someone looking to begin their clothing rental journey – and get ready for those post-lockdown parties! Select one of the amounts and receive a code to be used on the HURR website to rent something from their collection.
Y.O.U Underwear's KikoRomeo Collection
Check out our new KikoRomeo Collection that brings exciting African-inspired prints to our men's and women's ranges. These statement prints will bring vibrancy, style and sustainability (as well as comfort!) to your underwear drawer, and we’ve got some beautiful matching sets that are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Whatever gift you’re giving this Valentine’s Day, re-usable gift wrap could be a beautiful, timeless addition that will also help to minimise waste. FabRaps are ethically made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Zero waste and multi-purpose, these gift wraps can be used time and again to delight and enhance the act of giving. The best alternative to throw-away paper to treasure and pass on to cherished family and friends, or to keep forever.
Check our our blog post for more sustainable gift wrap ideas.
Do you have any more ethical gift suggestions? If so, we'd love to hear from you! You can use the comments box below or get in touch.